The new stadium will accommodate 1.1 lakh cricketing fans inside the stadium, overtaking current record-holder Melbourne Cricket Ground

  • The new stadium will accommodate 1.1 lakh cricketing fans inside the stadium. Currently, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is the world's largest cricket stadium in the world with a total capacity of 100,024 while Kolkata's Eden Gardens is reportedly No. 2 with a capacity of 66,000. 
  • The project's estimated cost is pegged at Rs 700 crore. The new cricket stadium will be spread over approximately 63 acres of land and will reportedly boast a club house with over 50 rooms, 76 corporate boxes, four dressing rooms, three practice grounds for cricketers, an indoor cricket training academy, an Olympic size swimming pool, a parking area that can accommodate about 3,000 four-wheeler cars and up to 10,000 two-wheelers, and more.
  • According to GCA, the project is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream. Not many cricket fans in the region were able to see their stars live in action inside the stadium since it previously accommodated 54,000 people, so Modi as the GCA president had reportedly expressed his desire to build a new stadium of maximum capacity in 2013. When he was sworn in as the PM, BJP President Amit Shah took over command of GCA and decided to make the dream come true.


When the new stadium comes up, Gujarat will boast two world-record holding attractions - last October the state unveiled the world's largest statue, the 182-metre Statue of Unity, which now attracts about 30,000 people every day.